Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Guide

Dignowity Hill on the near-East Side of San Antonio boasts a rich history close to downtown. Head this way for a day date - eat lunch at a neighborhood restaurant, chill in the park, and then take in a show and grab a Jack cocktail at one of the historic venues or clubs nearby. 


With no shortage of eateries, Dignowity Hill has plenty of food options, whether you’re looking for a weekend brunch, vegetarian entrees, or classic Texas barbecue, it has everything you need.

Panchos y Gringos 900 NOLAN

Get up early and head to Panchos Y Gringos for breakfast (or lunch!). Get the perfect eggs benedict or breakfast tacos for the fam! P.S. They just started serving dinner as well.

Amaya's Cocina 1502 E COMMERCE ST

Head to Amaya’s Cocina for breakfast tacos and coffee, or get up late and grab a healthy lunch. You’re a winner no matter what you choose on the menu, which includes vegetarian options! We wanna try the Chili Pork street tacos.

Dignowity Kolaches 1629 E HOUSTON ST

Home of the Barbacoa Kolache, this is the place in SA for your Czech-Tex kolache needs. Dignowity Kolaches serves ‘em sweet and savory, so you can pair your morning coffee with a sweet jam + cream cheese pastry or delicious breaded meats!

Sweet Yams 218 N CHERRY ST.

If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious, head over to Sweet Yams. This casual dining spot serves up organic soul food for everyone - especially folks eating vegetarian and gluten-free! Choose from salads, veggie entrees, and po’ boys and burgers.

Thai Lucky 711 S PINE ST

Serving authentic Thai cuisine and open til 9pm, this is the spot for Thai food if you're near downtown (we like to get it delivered to the office for a Treat Yo Self lunch).

Alamo Beer Co 202 LAMAR ST.

One of SA’s newer breweries, Alamo Beer Co. is nestled in the shadow of the Hays Street Bridge, and boasts a great beer hall and biergarten at which they host weekly events, including tastings and brewery tours.

Dignowity Meats 1701 E HOUSTON ST.

Attention, meat lovers! Head out to Dignowity Meats, a BBQ joint that smokes their meat on site and sells meat by the pound so you can feed the whole family. Feast on smoked meat sandwiches during the day and fried chicken and BBQ at night.

Grayze on Grayson 521 EAST GRAYSON STREET

Grayze on Grayson offers a wide variety of casual meals, with healthy salads, robust burgers, and even brunch! Give us those “Cheeks ‘n Buns,” barbacoa sliders with street taco toppings: cilantro with a ginger slaw. Yummm.

Mark's Outing 1624 E COMMERCE ST

Grab a giant, juicy “Fatty’s” burger from Mark’s Outing, an Eastside burger staple. And um. They invented an Ice Cream Burger. We're drooling.

Mrs. Kitchen Soul Food Restaurant & Bakery 2242 E COMMERCE ST

Get your soul food in SA from Mrs. Kitchen! Head to this family-owned restaurant and bakery for comfort food just like grandma used to make.

Alibi’s Sports & Spirits 1141 E COMMERCE

Get your drink on and kick off the Spurs season at Alibi's in St. Paul Square.


Bring a picnic and enjoy the green in Dignowity Hill Park, get spooked at 13th Floor Haunted House, or take a lovely stroll along the Hays Street Bridge.

Martinez Street Women's Center 721 NOLAN ST.

Inside Dignowity Hill Park is Martinez Street Women's Center, a center for education and community engagement geared towards young women of the neighborhood. They also provide access to health services and advocacy.

Fairchild Park 1214 E. CROCKET

Fairchild Park boasts a community center, tennis courts, playground, and swimming pool in the summer.


A fixture of the neighborhood, the Hays Street Bridge has been the subject of controversy over whether or not to privatize the portion of the land that the bridge is on. The bridge remaining public means: more access to downtown views, more yoga classes on the bridge, and bicyclists having an easier time getting across the tracks in the area.

Haunted Houses 1203 E. COMMERCE ST. 1201 E. HOUSTON ST.

Fall is coming, and that means spook season! Get chilled to the bone at 13th Floor Haunted House or the Psycho Asylum. Note: leave the little ones with a sitter.


Good Goods 904 NOLAN ST.

Good Goods offers a variety of home goods and interior decor in “Texas eclectic modern stylings.” Shop til you drop and find something funky for your entryway.

Yeya’s Antiques & Oddities 1423 E COMMERCE ST

If you're looking for weird, awesome antiques and yard art, head to Yeya's for an extensive collection of all things odd.

Chica Verde 914 NOLAN

Looking to start a succulent collection? We've got the perfect spot! Find cute cacti and colorful containers here, in addition to vintage decor for your porch and patio.


There are several venues in SA's near-East side serving up calendars chock-full of rad regional and national Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, and Rock acts all nights of the week.

Alamo City Music Hall 1305 E HOUSTON ST.

Alamo City Music Hall recently hosted SZA, the rising alt-R&B star whose 2017 album CTRL has burst through the mainstream and packed venues to overflowing all over the country.

Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N HACKBERRY

The Carver hosts community events, bands of many genres including Soul, R&B, and Latin music.

The Rock Box 1223 E. HOUSTON ST.

Get your rock fix nightly at The Rock Box! Head to their speakeasy bar before you rock out to metal, hardcore, and more.

Burleson Yard 430 AUSTIN ST

Enjoy the family-friendly patio with some friends and a cold one at Burleson Yard.

Bexar Pub 114 BROOKLYN AVE

Come for the Folc Burger, enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, and stay for the talented local bands on weekends.

Tucker’s Kozy Korner 1338 E HOUSTON ST.

An Eastside mainstay and around since 1948, Tucker's has a soul food kitchen and bar, is close to downtown, and hosts live Soul and R&B acts.